If you’ve been in a car accident, you know just how frightening and overwhelming the experience can be. Along with dealing with the physical injuries from the accident, you may also be struggling with stress and anxiety that could affect your nervous system. Upper cervical chiropractic care may be able to help. Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in helping people who have suffered injuries from car accidents, and they can help get you back on your feet again. If you have been in a car accident, make sure to consult with an upper cervical chiropractor to see if they can help you recover and avoid future health problems.

What is upper cervical chiropractic?

Upper cervical chiropractic is a branch of the profession that focuses on the top two bones in the upper neck, the atlas, and the axis. The atlas is the topmost bone, and it supports the head. The axis is the second bone down, and it helps the head rotate. Together, these bones form a key part of the spinal column and the nervous system.

The upper cervical spine is a very sensitive area, and even a small misalignment can cause problems. When these bones are out of alignment, it can put pressure on the brainstem and the spinal cord. This can cause a variety of problems, including further pain, headaches, dizziness, and even neurological problems.

How does an upper cervical chiropractor help after a car accident injury occurs?

An upper cervical chiropractor can help after a car accident by conducting a thorough examination to identify any misalignments in the bones of the spine. Once they have identified the problem, they will use a gentle adjustment to realign the bones. This can take pressure off of the brainstem and spinal cord, and it can help relieve widespread pain, headaches, and dizziness.

Upper cervical chiropractors use a very specific type of adjustment that is different from the more common adjustments used by other chiropractors. This adjustment is gentle and targeted, and it is often very effective for people who have suffered injuries in car accidents.

Is it true that you can develop fibromyalgia as a result of a vehicle accident?

When you get into a car accident, your body will do two things. First, the head and neck go crazy trying to protect themselves from serious injury by moving unexpectedly backward then forward when hyperextended at rapid speeds  In an effort for protection these muscles can become stiffened which leads to stretching of ligaments but also tearing off some tender flesh as well! In conclusion, in most vehicle accidents, particularly rear-end collisions linked with whiplash, there is a lot of muscular damage.

The chronic fatigue pain condition fibromyalgia syndrome has been linked to trauma, injuries, and even repetitive “micro-trauma.” The symptoms of this syndrome are often associated with overuse or strain due to an occupation that puts stress on the body’s systems. Fibromyalgia pain is often described as achy, throbbing, stabbing, or shooting and is often aggravated by weather changes, stress, anxiety, and even loud noises. Therefore, yes, it is possible to develop fibromyalgia as a result of a vehicle accident.

What are some of the most common fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia patients  often suffer from a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory and concentration difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety and depression.

How can NUCCA chiropractic care help reduce pain and inflammation

It has been scientifically proven that when the vertebrae in our spine become misaligned, irritation and interference can occur. This is called “vertebral subluxations”  and it causes nerve damage which leads to various symptoms such as tingling or numbness down one side of your body; pain around the full waistline on both sides (the lower back) sharp pains while walking more than 20 feet without stopping once you stand up straight again after sitting still all day long at work. 

Chiropractic care is an extremely effective method of treatment for vertebral subluxations. NUCCA chiropractic specifically targets the upper cervical spine, which is where the majority of interference takes place. By gently adjusting the bones in the spine back into their proper positions, NUCCA chiropractic can effectively reduce pain and inflammation while also promoting optimal function of the nervous system.

Visit the Upper Cervical Institute of Florida

The Upper Cervical Institute of Florida is dedicated to providing the highest quality upper cervical chiropractic care. We are committed to helping our patients achieve their health goals. If you are looking for relief from pain, headaches, or dizziness after a car accident, we can help. Contact us now to begin your journey to wellness.

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